Workout Wednesday: Standing Leg Lifts

Workout Wednesday: Standing Leg Lifts

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today's workout is an easy and effective series that would make a natural addition to your workout routine

Workout Wednesday: Standing Leg Lifts

Benefits: This series works to build strong, long hamstrings and toned glutes!

Step 1

Stand tall with legs hip-width apart.

Step 2  

Keeping your abdominal muscles engaged and your hips square, extend one leg back while leaning your upper body forward. Keep upper body and leg in the same straight line. Then go back to start up position. Repeat 20 times, then switch the leg.  

Honest Tip: By keeping your hips squared you are targeting your glute and hamstring muscle group. Protect your back by pulling your abdominal muscles in. Keep your knees slightly bent.  

~Leila, FitPilates

Leila Cunningham is a Certified Pilates Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. When she isn’t sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates at her studio, she’s spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. For more fitness tips and easy exercises, check out her YouTube channel.

This post is solely for informational purposes. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for health advice. Before undertaking any course of exercise, you should seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider.

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